Five Stakes, Four on Turf, Worth $475,000 Sunday, June 13 at historic Pimlico!

June 8, 2021

Undefeated Chub Wagon Pointing to $100,000 Shine Again; Rainbow 6 Carryover grows to $974564 for Friday, June 11

BALTIMORE, Md. – With the temporary closing of Laurel Park to replace and repair their dirt track, all racing was moved to historic Pimlico Race Course on April 22 and the Summer Meet runs through June 30. You still have nine days of live racing to attend. Racing runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday with first post at 12:40 p.m. EDT. 

Sunday, June 13, Pimlico will cap the weekend with a program five stakes worth $475,000. The Prince George’s County S., the Shine Again, the Searching S. and the Stormy Blue S., all with purses of $100,000;. Also, a stakes race for Maryland bred/sired horses named in honor of Maryland’s own favorite champion Ben’s Cat worth $75,000. 

Parx-based undefeated multiple stakes winner Chub Wagon scratched out of the Bed o’ Roses (G3) June 5 at Belmont Park to point for the Shine Again for fillies and mares three-years-old and up sprinting six furlongs, part of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series. Chub Wagon improved to 6-0 lifetime with a two-length triumph in the six-furlong Skipat May 15 at Pimlico.

Four stakes will be on the turf – the Prince George’s County for three-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles; the Searching at 1 ½ miles for fillies and mares three and older; the $Stormy Blues for 3-year-old fillies; and, $75,000 Ben’s Cat for Maryland-bred/sired three-year-olds and up, the latter two sprinting five furlongs.

Live racing will return to historic Pimlico Race Course Friday, June 11. Weather for this weekend in Baltimore is predicted to be in the mid- to high 70s with sunshine. First-race post time Friday is 12:40 p.m.

Rainbow 6 Carrover grows to $974564 for Friday, June 11

The Maryland state record carryover having grown to $974,564.10 after going unsolved during last Sunday’s program.

Two horses, long shots Seize the Day and Mine to Hold, were live to take down a life-changing jackpot of $1.029 million heading into the eighth-race finale, won by Makes Mo Cents ($11). A total of $114,011 was bet into the popular multi-race wager that began with a carryover of $938,090.78 from Saturday.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Sunday each returned $3,456.08.  

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015 on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 had its previous state record carryover reach $345,898.33 spanning 31 racing programs before being solved by one lucky bettor for a life-changing $399,545.94 payout April 15, 2018 at Laurel Park. The winning ticket was purchased through Maine off-track betting.

Edited Maryland Jockey Club Press Release

Jockey Katie Davis heads into the winner’s circle at Pimlico on Unbeknownst to Me (Fed Biz) in Race 9 on May 8, 2021. Trainer, Hugh McMahon. (Photo by April Inloes Smith)

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